Finger Lakes Woodturners Host Jamie Donaldson

Finger Lakes Woodturners will host our second national turner of the year, Jamie Donaldson, with a special April club meeting on Friday, April 22. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

Jamie will be speaking and demonstrating at a special Friday evening club meeting on April 22nd.  At the meeting, he will present a slideshow about his background, his work, and his teaching experience. Jamie will be glad to take any questions from the audience during his presentation.

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Registration for the Saturday demonstration and Sunday workshop is available now on the Register for Events page. NOTE: at this time the Sunday workshop is full, but we are accepting names on a waiting list in case of cancellations. There is no payment required to add your name to the waiting list for the workshop.

On Saturday April 23, the demonstration begins at 9am, and Jamie will begin with basic bowl turning techniques,  gradually progressing into more advanced techniques, for different types of bowls, and he will demonstrate turning several of his signature winged bowls. This demonstration will cover many aspects of turning bowls and it has been developed to be of interest to turners of all skill levels.  The Saturday demonstration is on $35.  The workshop will be held at the regular FLWT meeting location at the Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility.

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On Sunday April 23, we will have a hands-on workshop for up to 10 participants to be held at Staach, Inc., which is located at 250 Cumberland Street in downtown Rochester. During the workshop, Jamie will start the participants with turning a basic bowl from green wood, and then Jamie will show how to turn other types of bowls including a natural edge bowl and a winged bowl. Each participant will be able to work at their one level of comfort and will hopefully explore some new aspects of making bowls during the workshop. We will supply all the necessary blanks and participants should be able to complete 2 or 3 bowls during the workshop. We will not be doing final sanding and finishing, but Jamie will discuss his preferred techniques and materials for sanding and finishing. The Sunday workshop will be more productive for participants who also attend the Saturday demo and the workshop is only an additional $65.

This is your opportunity to get inspired and to learn some new skills to incorporate into your woodturning.  We only have two National turners come to visit each year, so don’t miss this opportunity…we hope to see everyone at the meeting, demonstration and workshop!

Finger Lakes Woodturners March 2016 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular March club meeting on Thursday, March 17th. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT Member Jim Echter demonstrating spindle turning techniques. We are lucky to have a turner with Jim’s skills as part of our club.  Jim is an expert spindle turner and he will be showing us all the techniques and tools that he uses in his spindle turning. If you have never seen Jim turn, you are in for a real treat and an awesome learning experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of FLWT’s best…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners February 2016 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular February club meeting on Thursday, February 18th. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature FLWT Member Mark Mazzo showing us how to make lidded boxes on the lathe. Mark will show us his process for turning, hollowing and fitting lidded boxes. He will discuss the tools and techniques required as well as possible finish options.  Boxes make great gifts, so don’t miss the opportunity to come out and learn how to make a new project …we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners January 2016 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular January club meeting on Thursday, January 21st. The meeting will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature a FLWT Member Jeffrey Cheramie showing us how to make a triple twisted stem goblet. Jeff will show us how he goes about turning the goblet and also laying out and creating the twist.  These goblets make for very interesting pieces and the technique can be used on other turned objects as well.

Don’t miss the opportunity to come out and learn some turning skills and say Happy New Year to all of your woodturning friends…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!

Finger Lakes Woodturners December 2015 Meeting

Finger Lakes Woodturners will hold our regular December club meeting on Thursday, December 17th. The meeting will be held at the new Isaac Heating and Air Conditioning facility and will begin at 6:00pm with a show and share of members work. A quick business meeting will commence at 6:45pm. Following the business meeting we will have our featured event.

This month we will feature a Round Robin event with several topics being demonstrated on multiple lathes around the room. Several of the projects will be Holiday themed.

We will also have our annual Holiday Party sharing drinks and treats. Don’t miss the opportunity to come out and learn some new things to turn and share some Holiday spirit with all of your turning pals…we hope to see everyone at the meeting!